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How Bengaluru’s National Gallery of Modern Art has become a cultural hotspot

National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), the expansive white structure located on Palace Road, exudes a certain kind of warmth that not many government-owned cultural spaces do. It extends an invitation to a passer-by to come and discover its treasure trove of modern art.

Five interior designers weigh in on Pantone’s controversial Colour of the Year decision

It’s mixed reviews. With Pantone’s 2018 Colour Forecast being revealed on Friday as Ultra Violet, we thought it only fitting to ask the opinion of those who know colour best — interior designers. Collected via Houzz, these designers shared their thoughts on the deep-hued purple which

Costa Mesa interior design shop carries curated mix of pieces from around the world

Owner Tiffany Hunter at her design shop, the Wonder Room, in Westside Costa Mesa. Hunter searches for one-of-a-kind pieces best suited to the architecture and style of a home. (Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer) When she was growing up in Everett, Wash., Tiffany Hunter

How Neolithic farming sowed the seeds of modern inequality 10,000 years ago

Most people regard hierarchy in human societies as inevitable, a natural part of who we are. Yet this belief contradicts much of the 200,000-year history of Homo sapiens. In fact, our ancestors have for the most part been “fiercely egalitarian”, intolerant of any form of

Godrej eyes premium appliances’ share at 25% of sales in 3 years

KOLKATA: Godrej Appliances is aiming to grow its share of revenue from premium appliances to 25 per cent over the next three years and is investing Rs 200 crore for it, a top official today said. Premium appliances presently constitute 15 per cent of its sales. “We were

Smith can be best of modern greats – Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes Australia’s captain Steven Smith has the potential to finish his career as the greatest batsman of the modern era. Smith’s century on the third day at the Gabba was the 21st of his Test career, in his 57th Test, and left him with

Clinton Square tree lighting, Parade of Lights: 12 things to do in CNY this weekend

Clinton Square tree lighting, Parade of Lights: 12 things to do in CNY this weekend Happy Thanksgiving, Central New York! If you’re not too busy Black Friday shopping or deeply enthralled in a turkey-induced coma, you’ll want to check out these dozen events going

M&S speeds up shutdown of clothing and scales back Simply Food

Marks & Spencer is slowing down expansion of its food halls. Photograph: Alamy Marks & Spencer is speeding up plans to close underperforming clothing departments and slamming the brakes on expansion of its Simply Food chain as the company fights for its future on

This home décor line gives you a tour of world cultures

Perenne Design delves into world cultures for inspiration, for an interesting backstory is slightly more pivotal to it rather than simple aesthetic appeal. Roused by European art forms from the early 1900s—Celtic Art, Art Deco and Modernism—Perenne Design sets itself apart with geometric and asymmetric décor forms.Their upcoming

Forty million victims of modern slavery in 2016: report

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by modern slavery, 71 percent of the overall total, a study says. Global child labour remained concentrated primarily in agriculture in 2016, the report said [File: AP] Forty million people around the world, mostly women and girls, were